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Chamblee woman wakes to find Peeping Tom standing over her bed

CHAMBLEE, Ga. - Police are on the lookout for a suspected Peeping Tom in Chamblee. A woman told police that a man broke into her home on Longview Drive on March 10. She told police she awoke to find the suspect standing over her bed, masturbating. The woman said she was able to fight off the offende

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-17 23:07:00

Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


Funeral set for airport worker whose body was found in the Yellow River

It's been two weeks since a missing airport worker turned up dead in the Yellow River. A boater found Shanequa Sullivan, 23, tangled in some branches by the shore. On Sunday, the family will lay her to rest. Sullivan's grandmother saw her six weeks ago, but the funeral will not bring her closure bec

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-18 05:08:00

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:26:00

Two shot, One dead after Lithonia gas station shooting

LITHONIA, Ga. - Two are injured following a shooting at the Quick Trip gas station in Lithonia on Saturday night. The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at the Quick Trip on Panola Road. Police tell FOX 5 that two males were shot, and both were taken to the hospital. One of them is in critical con

PATCH - 2018-03-18 03:41:18

Horses get loose, block traffic on Atlanta highway

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Atlanta traffic has always been bad, but Saturday morning drivers had to deal with a different kind of "horsepower" on the highway. A small herd of horses decided to take to the streets and ended up blocking traffic on Highway 78 eastbound right near North DeKalb Mall. Police a

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-17 16:41:00

DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 19:51:00

Irish Fest Norcross provides St. Patrick's Day celebration for families

Breakfast, dancing and family fun were all had at the inaugural Irish Fest Norcross on Saturday. The intimate gathering on South Peachtree Street in Norcross allowed residents to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in an alternative way. "When we saw St. Patrick's Day fell on a Saturday, we wanted to find a

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-18 00:00:00

Two local residents arrested in GBI child porn sting operation

A 46-year-old man from Suwanee and a 17-year-old Lambert High School student have been arrested on separate charges involving the distribution of child pornography and sexual exploitation of children. According to Cpl. Doug Rainwater, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, 46-year-old Je

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-03-16 22:55:00

Woman threatens to blow up Department of Driver Services office, police say

A woman was arrested after an explosive outburst at a Georgia Department of Driver Services office in Cobb County, according to a warrant. "If I had a bomb," the warrant alleges Polly Barfield said, "I'd blow this place up." Barfield, 53, told Channel 2 Action News her children were present and she


Student disciplined after posting 'whites only' on school water fountain

ROSWELL, Ga. - A teen was disciplined after video surveillance footage revealed him posting racist signs on Roswell High School water fountains Thursday morning. The principal of the school, Dr. Robert Shaw, sent out a letter to faculty and parents after photos circulating around social media showed

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 21:05:00

Mother's final post before Tripp Halstead's death detailed problems, had hope

"Oh how fast things can change" Stacy Halstead knows that more than most of us ever will. The mother of Tripp Halstead, the boy who won the hearts of millions across the world, was open and honest about the triumphs and setbacks her little boy faced after a life-changing accident back in 2012. It wa


Forsyth County restaurant inspections: March 9-14

The following are the food service businesses that were inspected by the Forsyth County Environmental Department from March 9-14, 2018. A score of 69 or less is failing. Visit the Forsyth County Public Health Inspection page for a searchable list of food service scores. Hungry Howie's, 5485 Bethelvi

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-03-16 19:24:00

Man arrested for DUI after crashing into Gwinnett deputy's vehicle on I-85

A Norcross man who was reportedly caught on a Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office deputy's dashboard camera video slamming into another deputy who was conducting license plate recognition on Interstate 85 was recently arrested for driving under the influence in connection with the incident. At about 9:

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-16 21:45:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Georgia executes man dubbed 'stocking strangler'

JACKSON, Ga. - Carlton Gary, aka the Columbus "Stocking Strangler," has been executed by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison. He was pronounced dead at 10:33 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a stay of execution. Gary's initial appointed hour


Wedding venue owner wanted by police for allegedly scamming couples out of thousands

SUWANEE, Ga. - Your wedding day is supposed to be the best day of your life. But it can quickly turn into a nightmare if your venue cancels on you and you are out thousands of dollars. More than a dozen police reports have been filed against the owner of Destin Events and Catering, Angelique Kim Tai

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-16 21:41:00

Atlanta Classic Cars: Creepers Car Club gears up for big Marietta car show

Wayne Richichi is a proud member of the Creepers Car Club in Marietta. He's also the owner of this fabulous 1937 Plymouth. He developed a love for all things Plymouth as a young boy while watching and riding in the cars owned by his father. Cars like his will be part of the Creepers Car Show on Jun

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-16 16:21:03

Using Facebook in Atlanta prison equals more charges for inmate

He had been in federal prison in Atlanta for about three weeks when Joe Fletcher posted a 49-minute video of himself on Facebook, according to investigators. In the video, Fletcher bragged about having a phone in prison, called himself "a motivational speaker for gangsters," and also claimed respons

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-16 22:21:00

'I will kill you': Marietta man sentenced for threats at nursing home

A Marietta man has been sentenced to 10 years for threatening five workers at a nursing home facility in Cobb County, according to the district attorney's office. After the death of his sister in April 2017, John Wallace told five employees at the facility: "I will kill you. I will come with a gun a

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-16 17:55:07